Summer CSA Week 5 and a Yummy Salad
It is the dog days of summer here in Northern Nevada and it just keeps getting hotter. The forecast last week was 95-100 everyday and it looks like it will continue through next week as well. I’m sure it’s taking a toll on the farmers out there but this week’s box of goodies still looks wonderful.
What’s in there? All organic, of course: ambrosia cantaloupe, yellow crookneck and patty pan summer squash, armenian cucumbers (what’s that? check here), romanian peppers, white and purple japanese eggplant, lettuce, purple basil (which smells like what I imagine heaven is), carrots, tomatoes (that look like apples!), garlic chives … and … oh thank you fruit gods … another yellow doll watermelon!
And, because I love big salads, this is what we had for dinner:
It is sort of a buffalo chicken mix salad with all kinds of crunchy veggies and even BBQ’d corn off the cob.
And, for those who have been following along, here’s how I get my little dude to try new veggies:
He’s not a super picky eater but it does help to make him a nicely separated buffet.